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Posted 02 April 2014 - 11:02 AM



We are currently complying to a Customer Standard which states we are not allowed to use scented cleaning product including in toilets.  At present we do not use scented cleaning products on site at all including in our staff canteen which is basically a tea making facility.


However, the question has been raised about using bleach in this area & I myself would query if we could use washing up liquid in this area. From what I can see there is no reference to canteen area and scented products in the Customer Standard.  Just looking for thoughts on this, I am a bit reluctant to use bleach as we are not allowed to use in the toilets but we may possibly get away with using washing up liquid as long as we have a safety data sheet????


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Posted 04 April 2014 - 02:38 PM



We recently had some ?? by using scented cleaners and bleach,  although using bleach in the right concentration significantly reduces the odour yet it is still an effective cleaning/sanitizing agent.


I actually prefer enzyme based cleaners, most of them have no odour and work really well at cleaning and reducing odours especially in employee facilities.  They degrade naturally with residual effect to keep odours reduced so they are also quite safe.


I think using scented cleaners (not too highly scented though) in employee facilities is not a problem, it is a problem in the processing environment because food absorbs odours (and well once there is a scent it means volatiles are all over the place).

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